The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 8, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2008 was made by Parliament on 6 November 2008. This is the final Companies Act 2006 (the Act) commencement order and will bring the remaining provisions of the Act into force on 1 October 2009.

Among the provisions being brought into force in October 2009 are those relating to the abolition of authorised share capital, the allotment of shares by private companies, disclosure of directors and secretaries addresses and the new style memorandum of association.

It should, however, be noted that the Act is likely to be subject to further limited changes when the Government implements the EU Shareholders' Rights Directive in August 2009. Further, the Government has indicated that, at the same time, it intends to correct some anomalies in the existing law on shareholders' rights contained in the Act.

View our more detailed Companies Act 2006 implementation timetable.